2016 ALA Annual Program

Magical Digital Encounters of the Social Science Kind

Cosponsored by ANSS and WGSS

Sign outside a magic shop in Vienna

“Magic” by Max Pfandl on Flickr

What do librarians need to know about emerging trends in digital social sciences? Many digital research centers encompass digital humanities and digital social sciences. What about digital social science both sets it apart from digital humanities and could open up self-awareness and new areas for research? This program brings together a digital social scientist and librarian focused on digital social sciences to give librarians insight into this trend in scholarship.



simeoneMichael Simeone
Director, Nexus Lab
Arizona State University



Katherine Hart Weimer
Head, Kelley Center for Government Information, Data and Geospatial Services
Rice University, Fondren Library


LarriveeAAnne Larrivee
Faculty Engagement Librarian
Binghamton University